Welcome to the latest update from the Global

Food Safety Initiative.
With 800 delegates, the 2013 Global Food
Safety Conference in Barcelona was our biggest
event in Europe yet. Your feedback has been
overwhelmingly positive, and we are already
planning next February’s conference in Anaheim,
California using your comments and suggestions
to fully meet your expectations of the “one must
attend” food safety event of the next year.
On behalf of the GFSI Board of Directors, I would
like to thank everyone who attended this year’s
conference. You all contributed to demonstrating that food safety is truly a
shared responsibility. We are delighted to see the enthusiasm that stakeholders
from various backgrounds share creating a truly global network to advance food
safety around the world.

FDA – Food Defense Plan Builder “Tool”

Food Defense Plan Builder Tool:

The Food Defense Plan Builder is a user-friendly software program designed to assist owners and operators of food facilities with developing personalized food defense plans for their facilities. This user-friendly tool harnesses existing FDA tools, guidance, and resources for food defense into one single application. 

The Food Defense Plan Builder guides the user through the following sections:

  • Company Information
  • Broad Mitigation Strategies
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Focused Mitigation Strategies
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Action Plan
  • Supporting Documents


Following in the foot steps of my first chapter- “50,000 Foot View Versus Ground Level” in the previous book “A View From The Top – Leadership Strategies for Women”; I have partnered with Professional Woman Publishing to write a second chapter in a book titled “Breaking the Barriers – A Woman’s Toolkit For Success”. My Chapter is Titled “Succeeding in Communications Means Reading Between the Lines” that details the ins & outs of communications we experience every day, understanding how to navigate the fast paced water we call life & work while avoiding the sharks!

My hope is to continue helping the next person who comes after me and Thank You to all the people that helped me along my personal journey, not just in the last 2 years but the last 45!

WE23_BreakingTheBarriers Cover Pic of the BookPress Release for WE23 Master 04.23.2013


Can’t wait to get my personal copy!